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EKC Director
JCC of Greater Pittsburgh
5738 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Principal Responsibilities:


The Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC) seeks an innovative leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for Jewish camping to serve as the Director of its residential summer camp, Emma Kaufmann Camp (EKC). The Director will oversee a full-time, year-round staff of four (in the Pittsburgh office) and more than 100 seasonal employees serving approximately 650 campers. Responsibilities include strategic planning and brand reinforcement, alumni engagement, fundraising and development and overall summer program and operations.

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer (CPO) of the JCC, the Camp Director has the primary responsibility for the overall direction, management and performance of Emma Kaufmann Camp. The Camp Director is responsible for providing strong visionary, creative and thoughtful leadership to all areas of EKC and implementing action plans and systems that are needed for successful operational and financial outcomes.

Working in partnership with EKC's Associate Director, the Camp Director will ensure the highest standards of performance from staff in meeting the evolving needs of campers and their families. The Camp Director will oversee the development of robust staff and program evaluation models and work closely with the JCC senior management team to develop and shape budgets, procedures and implementation practices that include relevant field accreditation standards and compliance with applicable regulations.


Executive Leadership & Management

 Oversees, implements and enhances EKC's 3-year Strategic Plan.

 Infuses the EKC brand into operational plans and programs.

 Advises the CPO, JCC Camp Committee, Board of Directors, and professional staff on relevant national

and local trends and research that impact EKC's programs and services.

 Works in partnership with the EKC Associate Director to develop a robust internal culture that

encourages creativity and motivates staff to explore new opportunities and programs.

 Manages the day-to-day responsibilities of camp leadership through a collaborative model that

inspires skill enhancement, coaching/counseling, staff development and high performing teams.


and effective delivery of services in response to customer needs.

 Creates and implements on-going evaluation and benchmarking of recruitment efforts, camp

programs and staff performance.

 Works closely with JCC senior management in the recommendation and implementation of capital


 Oversees and adheres to guidelines established by the American Camp Association accreditation

process and local, state and federal guidelines, ensuring that EKC is meeting or exceeding all standards.

Financial/Budget Management

 Coordinates and oversees the annual business planning and budgeting processes in consultation with

EKC's Assistant Director, Finance and Administration and the JCC's senior management team.

 Develops and monitors monthly business metrics and analytics.

 Maintains on-going understanding of the demographics of the Pittsburgh community in order to help

shape and understand opportunity for market growth.

Minimum Qualifications:


 Ability to adapt to change and consider new approaches.

 Ability to drive the implementation of programmatic and organizational development strategies that

will support the agency's mission, goals and objectives

 Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers and gain their trust and


 Exceptional strategic thinker who possesses the ability to consider both the strategic and tactical

aspects of decisions.

 Exceptional leadership skills with a track record of cascading important skills to direct reports and

building an engaged, dynamic team.

 Ability and desire to be innovative around all areas of camp programming and operations.

 Knowledge of current trends in Jewish camping and youth engagement.

 Proactive and creative in overcoming obstacles and resource constraints.

 Strong communication, administration and organizational skills.

 Good listener who is open to new ideas and acts decisively once information is gathered.

 Ability to foster innovation through the development of new and improved methods, services,

procedures or technologies.

 Ability to build strong relationships and work with multiple constituencies, including the JCC Senior

Management team and its Board of Directors, EKC staff, community leaders and volunteers and

campers and their families.

 Proficient in organizational finances, budgeting and planning with the ability to balance programming

and fiscal management.

 Understands the significance of fund development and possesses capabilities to either fundraise or

materially support fundraising efforts.

 Possesses a commitment to Jewish life and the Jewish community.

 Some experience leading an organization with a significant physical plant.

 Demonstrated knowledge of the standards of the American Camp Association.

 Actively supports and participates in continuous intra-departmental and agency-wide quality

improvement processes. "Everyone, Every Day, Closer to Better."

 A Bachelor's degree in education, recreation, hospitality, Jewish studies or social work is required,

advanced degree preferred; with at least 10 years of professional experience in camping services.


 While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger,

handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or


 Employee is frequently required to stand and walk.

 Occasionally he/she is required to sit.

 Employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift up to 40


 Vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and

ability to adjust focus.


 Act 33/34 Clearance

 FBI Clearance

 Mandated Reporter Training

 First Aid/CPR Certification

(These responsibilities are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.)

This is a full-time, year-round position based in Pittsburgh, PA. Start date is flexible, but no later than

November 30, 2018.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Information:

Founded in 1908 and situated along Cheat Lake in Morgantown, WV, Emma Kaufmann Camp (EKC) is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA) and offers boys and girls ages 7-16 a fun, vibrant, and pluralistic Jewish experience through a traditional overnight camp program. Since 1972, EKC has been owned and operated by the Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (JCC), one of western Pennsylvania's largest social service, recreational and educational organizations serving more than 30,000 individuals annually.

Emma Kaufmann Camp is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent. EKC aims to prepare our campers and staff for life's journeys through providing and promoting:

 Connections - with campers, with staff, with oneself, with Judaism, with nature, with activities

 Values - a Jewish lens in the way we live, play and work

 Growth - greater independence, increased responsibility, enhanced understanding and appreciation

 Fun - enjoying every aspect of camp

Equal Opportunity Employer